Curated research library of TV news clips regarding the NSA, its oversight and privacy issues, 2009-2014

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Primary curation & research: Robin Chin, Internet Archive TV News Researcher; using TV News Archive service.

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Edward Snowden
whistleblower
LINKTV 06/10/2013
Glenn Greenwald: “Why should people care about surveillance?” Edward Snowden: “Because even if you’re not doing anything wrong, you’re being watched and recorded. And the storage capability of these systems increases every year consistently, by orders of magnitude, to where it’s getting to the point you don’t have to have done anything wrong. You simply have to eventually fall under suspicion from somebody, even by a wrong call.”
Edward Snowden
whistleblower
LINKTV 06/10/2013
“…you don’t have to have done anything wrong. You simply have to eventually fall under suspicion from somebody, even by a wrong call, and then they can use the system to go back in time and scrutinize every decision you’ve ever made, every friend you’ve ever discussed something with, and attack you on that basis, to sort of derive suspicion from an innocent life and paint anyone in the context of a wrongdoer.”
Jeffrey Toobin
lawyer, author, and legal analyst for CNN and The New Yorker
CNNW 06/11/2013
Cooper: Jeff, you wrote a pretty scathing piece for "the New Yorker," calling Snowden a grandiose narcissist who deserves to be in prison. There are a lot of people who see them as heroes. I'm talking to Julian Assange in a moment. Toobin: and I've heard from most of those people on Twitter
Jeffrey Toobin
lawyer, author, and legal analyst for CNN and The New Yorker
CNNW 06/11/2013
Cooper: Why do you say that? Toobin: Well, because our system does not allow a 29-year-old who is an expert on precisely nothing to decide on his own that a project -- it's not illegal, but he doesn't like it, and so, he is going to undermine the work of thousands of people and billions of dollars of taxpayer money and give away these secrets because he doesn't like this program. That is illegal because he took an oath and he signed a contract not to disclose it,
Jeffrey Toobin
lawyer, author, and legal analyst for CNN and The New Yorker
CNNW 06/11/2013
Toobin continuing: and it's also immoral because he shouldn't have the right to undermine the work of all these people. There are channels for whistleblowers. Inside agencies, through Congress, through the courts. Not through Glenn Greenwald of “The Guardian”.
White House spokesperson
CSPAN 06/11/2013
White House spokesperson says President Obama believes Dir Clapper has given "straight and direct" answers to questions about NSA surveillance of Americans
Edward Snowden
whistleblower
LINKTV 06/11/2013
Part 1 of 2 “The greatest fear that I have regarding the outcome for America of these disclosures is that nothing will change. People will see in the media all of these disclosures. They’ll know the length that the government is going to grant themselves powers, unilaterally, to create greater control over American society and global society, but they won’t be willing…”
James Clapper
 Director of National Intelligence
MSNBCW 06/11/2013
answering Andrea Mitchell's 6/9/13 question about his 03/13/13 sworn Senate testimony denying US collects information on millions of Americans, calling it "least untruthful "
Jay Carney
White House Press Secretary
CSPAN 06/11/2013
Reporter: Senator Wyden said of the Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, that he quote, “didn't give straight answers on the N.S.A. surveillance” during a hearing that took place in March. The President has called for open and honest debate. I think Wyden said specifically that the American people have the right to expect straight answers from intelligence leadership to questions asked by the representatives. Is the President satisfied that the American people are getting straight answers from their leadership when it comes to American intelligence? Carney: Well he certainly believes that Director Clapper has been straight and direct and the answers that he’s given and has actively engaged in an effort to provide more information about the programs that have been revealed through the leak of classified information. Reporter: Even James Clapper said that it was the least untruthful statement. He acknowledged that it wasn’t
Jay Carney
White House Press Secretary
CSPAN 06/11/2013
Carney: Well I'm not sure which statement you’re talking about. Reporter: The statement I was referring to in the March hearing where he was asked specifically whether all, I have the direct language, “Does the U.S. collects any type of data of all of the millions of Americans,” and he said the answer to that was “No” and he sort of amended it but in the conversation with Andrea Mitchell this weekend he said it was the “least untruthful answer” he could have given. Carney: Well, I think Director Clapper has in the last week, has demonstrated and has been aggressive in providing as much information as possible to the American people, to the press about these very sensitive and very important programs that are authorized by Congress under section 702 and section 215 of the Patriot Act, a public statute. A much debated public statute that has been passed into law and re-authorized I believe three times by Congress with bipartisan majorities. And I would point you to the statements
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